Williams, Robert [pseud. Robert ap Gwilym Ddu]
- J. E. Lloyd
- , revised by D. Ben Rees
Williams, Robert [pseud. Robert ap Gwilym Ddu] (1766–1850), poet and hymn writer, only child of William Williams and Jane Parry, was born at Betws Fawr, a farm in the parish of Llanystumdwy, Caernarvonshire on 6 December 1766. He had some education locally but his mentors were the local poets of the area. His father was a substantial farmer and freeholder, and ...